The ARE V Series offers traditional styling with smooth, clean lines, and many different options to meet your needs. This model is the right choice for customers who want quality and function, without breaking the bank.
* Maximum height from base rail of truck
** Rear door minimum clearance for loading (with truck tailgate down)
*** Approximate Gross Weight
Does a Cover Affect Fuel Economy?
Do the Math!
According to these studies, it does…
From the SEMA Research and Information Center –
According a study conducted by Western New England College’s Department of Mechanical Engineers, “The best way to reduce drag, and improve gas mileage for pickup trucks, is to add a tonneau cover.” Their study yielded gas mileage savings of 8% by adding a tonneau cover to a Dodge Ram.
From Auto Trim & Restyling News – August 2001
From “Tailgate Talk – Does Removing A Tailgate Affect Fuel Economy?”
By Bruce W. Smith
According to many experts, the best way to improve a pickup’s fuel economy is to leave the tailgate up and cover the bed with a quality aftermarket Tonneau cover. “Tonneau covers on pickup boxes reduce aerodynamic drag,” said Ford’s Jack Williams. “We’ve seen reductions of about 8 to 10 percent on the F150. The average steady-state [cruise control] fuel economy improvement at highway speeds is closer to 5 percent.”
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